West Hollywood, California (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Nesrin and Tolga Balli met in the magical city of Istanbul, the city of their youth. Their love of the hospitality industry and each other eventually landed them in the City of West Hollywood where they are following their dreams, American style, with the purchase of a local business, Café Om Coffee Shop. The Ballis seek to bring joy, happiness, and coffee to the city of West Hollywood and starting July 2nd, they will introduce the Turkish tradition of Turkish coffee to the local flavor of West Hollywood, California.
Café Om in West Hollywood is now proudly serving Turkish Coffee. Mama Afet is bringing the traditional Turkish Coffee Set all the way from Turkey. Turkish coffee will be served 7 days a week start to close.
Although coffee itself originated in Ethiopia, it soon became known as " Turkish Coffee”, because of the way the Turks both cooked and served it. In 1543, when the public began to frequent the coffeehouse more than the mosque, the Sheikh ul-Islam of the time issued a proclamation to the effect that "the juice of an object which is produced from something burned until it is coal-like is not religiously permissible." However, coffee maintained its popularity, despite the prohibitions, arrests, and even executions.
The fame of coffee soon spread throughout Anatolia, Syria, Egypt, and Southeastern Europe. The beans reached France by 1669 and from there, on to Venice, Italy and eventually West Hollywood’s own Café Om. Today, Turkish coffee houses continue their role in society as a meeting place for both the cultured citizen and the inquisitive traveler. We welcome both in Café Om.
Turkish Café is a style of coffee in which the beans are roasted and finely ground. Then they are boiled in a pot or cezve and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. Sugar is added to taste. Three degrees of sweetness are used. Terms and approximate amounts are as follows: plain; no sugar, medium sugar; one level teaspoon, and a lot of sugar; one and a half or two level teaspoons.
Turkish coffee is taken at extremely hot temperatures and is usually served with a glass of cold water to freshen the mouth in order to better taste the coffee.
A well-prepared Turkish coffee, like we serve at Café Om in West Hollywood, has a thick foam top, is homogeneous, and does not contain noticeable particles in the foam or the liquid. All of the coffee in the pot is poured into cups, but not all of it is drunk. The thick layer of sludgy grounds at the bottom of the cup is left behind. Traditionally, these grounds left after drinking Turkish coffee can be used for fortune-telling. This is commonly achieved by turning the cup over into the saucer to cool, and then reading the resulting patterns of the coffee grounds. This method of fortune telling is known as tasseography.
Visit the soothing environment of Cafe Om and experience the Turkish tradition of Turkish coffee first hand.
About Cafe Om West Hollywood:
Nesrin and Tolga Balli is a married couple, both in love with tourism and hospitality and who worked in the most prestigious and world renowned hotels in Istanbul and Beverly Hills including the Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Intercontinental, Swissotel the Bosphorus, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Montage Beverly Hills and L’ermitage Beverly Hills. For more information you can visit the Cafe Om website click the link below.
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